With a population of 250 million, Indonesia is the fourth most populous country and second-largest plastic polluter in the world after China. The country produces 3.2 million tonnes of unmanaged plastic waste a year, of which about 1.29 million tonnes ends up in the sea.
According to the World Bank (2018), global annual waste generation is expected to jump from 2.01billion tonnes in 2016 to 3.40 billion tonnes over the next 30 years, and this trend is especially true in developing countries in Asia and Africa.
The Waste Management Outlook for West Asia was commissioned by the UNEP West Asia Office in partnership with the International Environmental Technology Centre (IETC), the Centre for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE), and the Interna
IETC today launched its 2019 Annual Report website and print, highlighting the organization’s achievements aligned with the waste management goals in the United Nations Environment Programme’s programme of work.
Accumulation of plastic wastes in the marine eco-system is growing rapidly with the increase of plastic production and consumption patterns, particularly single-use plastics as well as unsustainable plastic waste management practices. Land-based sources are recognized as the main cause (up to 80% of total marine debris) of marine plastic pollution.
The report is one of the products of the Waste and Climate Change project funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment and implemented by UNEP IETC in partnership with the Ministry of Environment and Tourism of Mongolia,
Nepal is enlisted as one of the disaster-prone countries in the World. It ranks 4th, 11th and 30th in terms of climate change, earthquake and flood risk. A large amount of disaster-related waste mixed with hazardous waste was observed exposed to various infections, resulting in an adverse impact on both human health and the environment.
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) released the report Gender and waste nexus: Experiences from Bhutan, Mongolia and Nepal, co-authored by GRID-Arendal, at the 8th ISWA World Congress in Bilbao, Spain.
UNU-Vie SCYCLE, StEP Initiative, and UNEP IETC have been working on E-Waste issues greatly and initiated an activity to assess the foresight challenges in the E-Waste stream to develop policy-level discussions on the
The International Environmental Technology Centre of the United Nations Environment Programme organized a UNEP Symposium on Plastic Waste Problems on 22nd May 2019 in Osaka, Japan, at the side lines of the IETC Global Dialogue with the Private Sector on Technology Solutions for Holistic Waste Manage
Ecology Note – Towards Clean and Beautiful Capital City – is a supplementary material for primary school teachers who wish to introduce environmental education for the first time, or for those who want to enhance the scope of educational work in addition to what is already taught in the classrooms.
IGES Centre Collaborating with UNEP on Environmental Technologies (CCET) and UNEP-IETC undertook preliminary discussions with the Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment (MOMDE) in March 2018.
The UN Environment Programme released the first Waste Management Outlook for Small Island Developing States (SIDS) at the 4th session of the UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi, Kenya. The SIDS Waste Management Outlook provides an analysis on the current state of waste management in SIDS regions and proposes solutions to improve waste management.
As outlined in this, first ever annual report, IETC delivered substantial results aligned with the waste management goals in the United Nations Environment Programme’s programme of work, and in particular with resolution 7 of the second session of the United Nations Environment Assembly.
Maldives has had to face a growing challenge in managing its solid waste and associated environmental, economic and social issues. Also, most of the waste generated on the islands are disposed onto the island foreshore or burnt at low combustion temperatures.
The strategy for Solid Waste Management (SWM) is aiming at attaining sustainable management of solid waste that contributes to achieving economic and social benefits to Tanzanian people within the next few years.
With a population close to 1.3 million, Varanasi city generates roughly 445 tonnes per day of municipal solid waste. The city is a major religious center and hence attracts significant numbers of tourists; 25,000 pilgrims visit the city every day.
The mandate of IETC, as agreed in Decision 16/34 of UNEP Governing Council, is the transfer of environmentally sound technologies (EST) to developing countries and countries with economies in transition.